Geographical Position

Mogilev is an administrative center of the region and one of the centers of national and international, cultural and economic value.

The modern city of Mogilev is a polybranch center, it uniquely combines high-technology industry, scientific and social potentials, amazing historical and cultural heritage.

The city on the Dnieper River is located 200 km far from Minsk. Extensive network of railways and motor roads coming out of the city in all directions connects it with the largest industrial and cultural centers of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Thanks to its unique geopolitical position, Belarus is a bridge connecting the markets of the West and the East.

The city of Mogilev is a transport center.

The branch of "Belaeronavigatsia" Republican Unitary Enterprise founded on the basis of Mogilev airport has the status of international airport capable to receive aircrafts IL-76, TU-154, TU-134 and others. Customs and border posts are organized.

There is an important railway junction in the city of Mogilev. It can send and receive cargos of all types and kinds, there are storage facilities.

Motor transportation companies of Mogilev carry freight transportation through the territory of the Republic of Belarus, the CIS countries and far-abroad countries (Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands and others).

Favorable living conditions, socio-economic conditions have contributed to the recent increase in the birth rate of the city and its natural growth. The natural population growth comprised 872 people in 2015.

During 2015 the city population has grown by 3,4 thousand people taking into account migration and at the beginning of 2016 it was 378,1 thousand people.


Industries in Mogilev

About 8% of the total republican industrial output falls at the industrial complex of Mogilev. In the volumes of Mogilev region the share of the city economy is about half (52.9%).

In the sectoral structure of industry Mogilev dominant industries are engineering and metalworking (14.3%), chemical and petrochemical industry (30.9%), food industry (27.3%), consumer goods industry (5.2%).They make up almost all foreign trade turnover of the city.

The leading position in the industrial complex of the city belongs to "Mogilevkhimvolokno" Open Joint-Stock Company — one of the largest in Europe enterprise for chemical fibers production. Due to the wide range and quality of products meeting the highest international standards the company has entered the markets in 40 countries.

Plant Mogilevtransmash Open Joint Stock Company MAZ — managing company BELAVTOMAZ is a modern, highly developed enterprise. The plant produces trailers for trucks, cranes, special construction equipment on truck chassis. It operates constantly updating technologies and creating competitive products using the latest achievements in science and technology.

The regional electrotechnical engineering field is represented by Mogilev Plant Electrodvigatel Open Joint-Stock Company — the largest enterprise in the Commonwealth of Independent States producing asynchronous electric motors of different power. The plant products are known in more than 50 countries.

Mogilevliftmash Open Joint-Stock Company is specialized in the production of a wide range of elevators. Mogilev elevators work in all countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, including Baikonurrocket and space complex, as well as in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and America.

The strategy of technological update gives new impetus to the progressive development of construction industry enterprises. The introduction of new technologies has allowed Silicate Products Plant Closed Joint-Stock Company to set up production of high-quality building blocks of cellular concrete.

Forestry and wood-working industry is presented by leading enterprises —Mogilevdrev Open Joint-Stock Company and Mogilevmebel Joint Venture (they produce furniture and millwork products).

Enterprises of consumer goods and food industries have been constantly developing. About half of consumer goods produced in the city are exported. The significant position in consumer goods industry is occupied by the enterprise Mogotex Open Joint-Stock Company—the republican largest manufacturer of textile products. The company produces more than 60 types of fabrics: cotton, silk, raincoat, furniture, knitted fabrics for sun blinds and others.

Lenta Open Joint-Stock Company is the largest in the Commonwealth of Independent States manufacturer of textile small wares and curtains. The constant updating of assortment allows the company to enter new markets. Products of Lenta Open Joint-Stock Company are known in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Poland, the Czech Republic and the Baltic States.

Obuv Open Joint-Stock Company have been constantly improving and updating range of products based on consumer demand.

Food companies provide consumers of Mogilev region with high quality products and a wide range of bakery and confectionery, dairy and meat products.

Babushkina Krynka Open Joint-Stock Company — managing company Mogilev Dairy Company Babushkina Krynka is one of the largest producers of natural dairy products (more than 250 species). These are milk products, butter, cheese (soft, semi-hard, hard), chocolate glazed curd bar, ice cream, mayonnaise and icing. Now new products are actively developed. The Company produces about 70% of food production of the city.

Mogilev Meat-processing Plant Open Joint-Stock Company produces competitive, safe and reliable at the price meat products (meat of cattle and fowl, sausages, fats food, meat and bone meal). More than 40% of the meat production is exported.


Foreign Trade Activity

Mogilev enterprises take part in foreign trade activity. The city of Mogilev performs trading activity with more than 100 countries of the world: production is exported to more than 60 countries.

In 2015 foreign trade turnover made up 1531,7 million USD, out of that 895,9 million USD were obtained from export, 635,8 million USD — from import. The balance of foreign trade is positive, equal to 260,1 million USD.

Russia has traditionally been a priority foreign trade partner; its share in foreign trade makes up more than 68,5%. Trade partnership with Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania and others is dynamically developing.

The largest specific weight in export volume belongs to products of chemical, machine building, light and food branches.

Trade

The trade of the city of Mogilev is represented by 1671 retail trade objects, 395 catering objects, 29 shopping centers and 16 markets.

As of 01.01.2016 the availability of sales area for 1 thousand people made up 592,8 square meters, that of public network catering places made up 42.

As a result of realization of a number of projects in 2015 by investors, retail objects with the sales area of 16 000 square meters were opened.

Tourism

There are a lot of objects of different epochs and styles on the territory of the city.

For active leisure there are Olympiets Sport Complex, Mogilev Ice Palace, Gymnastics Palace, Sports Palace, Kosmos-Cort Sports and Recreation Center, Spartak and Torpedo Stadiums, 2 bowling clubs, 2 forest parks, 3 leisure parks, 5 cinemas with modern video and audio systems.

Not far from the city there is a zoo founded in 2004. There is an ethnographical complex close to it. The complex gives a chance to plunge into the everyday life of the Belarusian village of the 19th century, get acquainted with the people’s culture, useful arts, rites and rituals of Mogilev residents.

More than 50 tourist activity entities function in Mogilev.

There are hotel complexes for tourists: Gubernskaya — 3 stars, Tourist — 3 stars, SPA-hotel Metropol, Mogilev, Slavyanskaya, KIM, Lira, Mogilevkhimvolokno, Signal, Kosmos-Kort.


Investment Attractiveness

Investment attractiveness is determined by the following factors:

  1. Presence of legislative and organizational support of the investment process.
    Belarus is a unique country among the CIS countries where the Investment Code has been adopted, the provisions hereof are aimed at stimulating investment activities and investors’ rights protection.
    Additional legal guarantees are granted to investors when concluding investment treaties in accordance with Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 06.08.2010 No. 10 "On creation of Additional Conditions for Investment Activities in the Republic of Belarus".
  2. Beneficial economic, geographical and geopolitical position.
    Mogilev location not far from the boundaries with Russia and Ukraine, developed social infrastructure, telecommunications, transport, information services systems, network of motor roads and railways grant the city advantages over the other regions of Belarus.
    Location of business on the city territory enables the companies to efficiently serve most capacious and rapidly developing markets in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.
  3. Direct access to markets of common Economic Space — Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan.
    Investing in Mogilev investors automatically gain access to multimillion markets of three countries of Common Economic Space in the framework of which equal terms of business are created, free movement of goods, services, capital and labor force is possible.
  4. High scientific, technological and industrial potential, qualified personnel.
    Mogilev of the third millennium is a city with high intellectual potential. Graduates from primary and secondary school can continue their education in 9 establishments of secondary specialized education and 13 establishments of vocational education. 5 higher educational establishments with more than 31 thousand students prepare specialists with higher education.
    Labor potential from the point of view of its quality and professional qualification can provide efficient functioning of the economy.
  5. Present of the Free Economic Zone with preferential terms of taxation.
    Residents of Mogilev Free Economic Zone take advantage of special legal regimes including preferential taxation and customs regime.
  6. Social and political stability.
    Interethnic and interconfessional agreement was established in the city long ago.

Priority tendencies of investment are:

  • Development of chemical production, machine building and metal processing, building materials production as well as light industry;
  • Development of sports, tourism and recreation infrastructure.

Twin towns, partner towns and towns that signed a protocol of intentions

Twin-towns:

Penza (the Russian Federation)

Penza (the Russian Federation)

The town-twinning agreement between Mogilev city (the Republic of Belarus) and Pezna (Russian Federation) was signed on September 4, 2009
Website: www.penza-gorod.ru

Bursa (The Republic of Turkey)

Bursa (The Republic of Turkey)

The town-twinning protocol was signed on March 26, 2013

Tula (the Russian Federation)

Tula (the Russian Federation)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on November 26, 1998
Website: http://www.tulanews.ru/



Kerch (the Russian Federation)

Kerch (the Russian Federation)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on November 12, 1998
Website: http://www.kerch.com.ua/

Villeurbanne (the Republic of France)

Villeurbanne (the Republic of France)

Cooperation agreement was signed in 1979
Website: http://villeurbanne.fr/

Bardeyov (the Republic of Slovenia)

Bardeyov (the Republic of Slovenia)

The agreement on establishing friendly relations was signed in March 1996
Website: http://www.e-bardejov.sk/


Gabrovo (The Republic of Bulgaria)

Gabrovo (The Republic of Bulgaria)

The cooperation agreement between party, soviet, komsomol, public organizations and work communities of Mogilev (BSSR) and Gabrovo (NRB) was signed on June 2, 1988.

The agreement on restoring twin-town relations was signed in November 2000
Website: http://gabrovo.bg/

Klaipeda (the Republic of Lithuania)

Klaipeda (the Republic of Lithuania)

The agreement on restoring twin-town relations was signed on March 8, 1997
Website: http://www.klaipeda.lt/klaipeda/index.jsp

Wloclawek (the Republic of Poland)

Wloclawek (the Republic of Poland)

The agreement on establishing friendly relations was signed on December 8, 1995

Website: http://www.wloclawek.pl/


Eisenach (the Federal Republic of Germany)

Eisenach (the Federal Republic of Germany)

The town-twinning agreement was signed in December 1996
Website: www.eisenach.de

Kragujevac (the Republic of Serbia)

Kragujevac (the Republic of Serbia)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on May 6, 2006
Website: http://www.kragujevac.rs

Zvenigorod (the Russian Federation)

Zvenigorod (the Russian Federation)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on November 9 2006
Website: http://www.zvenigorod.ru


Sumgayit (the Republic of Azerbaijan)

Sumgayit (the Republic of Azerbaijan)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on July 2, 2009
Website: http://www.sumqayit-ih.gov.az

Nikolaev (Ukraine)

Nikolaev (Ukraine)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on July 2, 2011

Tabriz (the Islamic Republic of Iran)

Tabriz (the Islamic Republic of Iran)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on April 17, 2012


Zhengzhou (the People`s Republic of China)

Zhengzhou (the People`s Republic of China)

The town-twinning agreement was signed on June 12, 2014


Partner towns

Houston (The United states of America)

Houston (The United states of America)

Bilateral partnership and cooperation – May 19, 2014

Khujand (the Republic of Tajikistan)

Khujand (the Republic of Tajikistan)

The Mutual cooperation agreement - May 24, 2014.

Syktyvkar (the Russian Federation)

Syktyvkar (the Russian Federation)

The agreement on establishment and development of trade-economic, science-technical and cultural links - March 20, 2013
Website: www.syktyvkar.komi.com


Tobolsk (The Russian Federation)

Tobolsk (The Russian Federation)

The agreement on cooperation in trade-economic, science-technical, humanitarian and social spheres – February 13, 2013

Smolensk (The Russian Federation)

Smolensk (The Russian Federation)

The agreement on the establishment of trade-economic, science-technical and cultural links – June 30, 2012.

Sokolinaya gora district of Moscow (the Russian Federation)

Sokolinaya gora district of Moscow (the Russian Federation)

The agreement on cooperation – June 29, 2001


Yekaterinburg (the Russian Federation)

Yekaterinburg (the Russian Federation)

The agreement on establishment and development of economic, science-technical and cultural links – June 10, 2004.

Balashiha (the Russian Federation)

Balashiha (the Russian Federation)

The agreement on trade-economic, science-technical and cultural cooperation – May 10, 2006
Website: http://balashiha.ru/

Kolpinsky disctric of St. Petersburg (the Russian Federation)

Kolpinsky disctric of St. Petersburg (the Russian Federation)

The agreement on economic and cultural cooperation – September 9, 2002


Krasnoyarsk (the Russian Federation)

Krasnoyarsk (the Russian Federation)

The agreement on cooperation in trade-economic, science-technical, humanitarian and cultural spheres – September 19, 2001.

Bryansk (the Russian Federation)

Bryansk (the Russian Federation)

The agreement on mutual cooperation – February 10, 2012

Vologda (the Russian Federation)

Vologda (the Russian Federation)

The Cooperation agreement – June 29, 2003
Website: http://www.vologda-city.ru


Semey (the Republic of Kazakhstan)

Semey (the Republic of Kazakhstan)

The agreement on establishment and development of trade-economic, science-technical and cultural links – February 11, 2010.

Temryuk ( Krasnodar krai)

Temryuk ( Krasnodar krai)

The agreement on establishment and development of trade-economic, science-technical and cultural links – October 1, 2011.

Naryn (the Kyrgyz Republic)

Naryn (the Kyrgyz Republic)

The agreement on establishment and development of trade-economic, science-technical and cultural links – May 31, 2012.


Al Rayyan (the State of Qatar)

Al Rayyan (the State of Qatar)

Bilateral agreement – October 8, 2010.

Wittenberg (the Federal Republic of Germany)

Wittenberg (the Federal Republic of Germany)

The agreement on establishment and development of trade-economic, science-technical and cultural links – June 10, 2004.
Website: www.wittenberg.de

Frunzensky District of St. Petersburg (the Russian Federation)

Frunzensky District of St. Petersburg (the Russian Federation)

The testimony of Friendship – April 2006.


Towns that signed a Protocol of intentions

Nablus (the State of Palestine)

Nablus (the State of Palestine)

The protocol was signed on November 5, 2014.

Nanjing (the People`s Republic of China)

Nanjing (the People`s Republic of China)

The protocol was signed on September 25, 2014.

Khabarovsk (the Russian Federation)

Khabarovsk (the Russian Federation)

The protocol was signed on April 2, 2008.
Website: http://www.khabarovskadm.ru/


Yujny (Ukraine)

Yujny (Ukraine)

The protocol was signed on July 20, 2007.

Barinas (the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)

Barinas (the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)

The protocol was signed on August 17, 2007.

Asti (the Italian Republic)

Asti (the Italian Republic)

The protocol was signed on September 19, 2004.
Website: http://www.comune.asti.it/


Phochhon (the Republic of Korea)

Phochhon (the Republic of Korea)

The protocol was signed on May 27, 2005.
Website: http://www.pcs21.net

Omsk (the Russian Federation)

Omsk (the Russian Federation)

The protocol was signed on May 15, 2015.

Website: http://www.омск.рф